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to repeal the president's healthcare plans. revealed their pledge to america at a virginia lumberyard. the document will guide them should they gain a majority of seats in the upcoming midterm elections. >> in order to create jobs, we need to end the uncertainty for job creators and the spending spree in washington. reform congress itself. >> democrats dismissed the gop plan as recycled ideas that would make the nation's problems even worse. president obama delivered a major speech of his own today addressing the u.n. general assembly. he urged world leaders to push past years of cynicism and pessimism and press towards middle east peace. the president's challenge weeks after he helped relaunch peace talks between the israelis and the palestinians. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state. israelis will never know the certainty and security that comes with sovereign and stable neighbors who are committed to coexist. >> on other topics, mr. obama called on iran to improve its intent on nuclear program. the goa
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to be executed in virginia is set to die tonight. the u.s. supreme court refused to block the death sentence for convicted murderer teresa lewis. >>> lawmakers on capitol hill today discuss a serious problem among student athletes. they're considering ways to prevent young athletes from suffering concussions while playing sports. >>> finally this half hour, "forbes" magazine just released its annual list of the 400 wealthiest people in america. bill gates topped the list with a net worth of $54 billion. >> the list also shows that the rich are in fact getting even richer. abc business news editor dan arnall looks at the trend. >> reporter: the faces are familiar. bill gates. warren buffett. these are america's wealthiest people. topping the famous forbes 400 list of the richest americans again this year. even with the slowly recovering economy, the amount of money it takes to be amongst the 400 has gone up. >> 2008, the cut-off was $1.3 billion. last year $950 million. this year up a bit to $1 billion. it's at least moving up. we'll take that. >> reporter: this year'
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is in sterling, virginia, where the announcement will be made later. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the republicans are coming out here to tart lumber to try to do what they did when they won the house in 1994, which is to offer a specific plan of action for a republican congress. republicans spent much of the past two years, opposing president obama's big initiatives. >> hell no you can't! >> we're the party of no. on this bill, hell, no. >> the party of no? we're the party of hell no. >> reporter: now, house republicans are coming up with a "pledge to america" and effort to get beyond the party of no and what they call a new governing agenda for america. what they would do if they were in control of congress. at the top of the list, permanently extend the bush tax cut, all of them. including those on the wealthy. cancel all unspent stimulus spending. as off today, $258 billion of the $814 billion of the stimulus has not been spent. repeal the obama health care bill. replacing it with republican proposals, including limits on malpractice lawsuits. block obama's plan to move